A couple in California was fortunate to escape unharmed from a bizarre accident in Glendale in which their car ended up on their neighbor’s roof, according to the New York Daily News. Robert Wynn lost control of his car as he and his wife, Galina, were traveling down a steep road in their neighborhood on the evening on March 23. The car became airborne and landed on a neighbor’s roof.
“As soon as we hit the corner, the airbags deployed and I didn’t even see where we were going from there because the view was obscured,” Galina told reports from KABC-TV. “I consider myself and my husband to be very, very lucky.”
The fire department had to use a ladder to rescue the couple.
“We have lots of hillsides here in Glendale,” said Glendale Police Lieutenant Scott Bickle. “But this was very unique that it landed the way it did and didn’t do through the roof and cause some injuries.”
The driver told responders he believed the brakes on the car malfunctioned. A thorough investigation of this accident should shed some light on this mysterious accident. If the driver is correct that this accident was the result of a mechanical defect, then a manufacturer could be liable for the damage caused. In the past, malfunctioning parts on vehicles have triggered massive recalls—although that usually occurs only after an innocent person died. If you sustained serious injuries or a loved one was killed in a car accident, contact our San Diego accident attorney today to see how we might be able to help.
Tip of the week: Experts estimate that approximately 5 percent or less of all car accidents are due to brake failure. You should have the brakes on your vehicle checked and maintained regularly as part of the routine maintenance on your vehicle.
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